The 2016 Honda Civic sedan will mark the transition of the company to go from high-revving tradition to factory turbocharging. It is seen that Honda might not go back to its traditional roots so it is imperative that they get it right with this model.
This time, the automobile manufacturer has made a car that could excel in many parts of the world instead of just within the North American regions. Manufacturing benchmarks were created with European standards, like those found on BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
What Can Drvers Expect with the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan
For interested people who want to purchase the 2016 Honda Civic, they can choose between the two engine options. One is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter I4 making 158 158 hp, or one with a turbocharged 1.5-liter I4 that will be able to pump out 175 hp at 5,500 rpm. The trim level will be the determining factor as to the car’s engine option. The LX and EXs are powered with the 2.0-liter engine variant, while the LX-T, EX-T, and Touring editions will come with the 1.5-liter engine model.
With the 2.0-liter engine, along with a manual transmission, it is able to chug down fuel at a rate of 27 mpg city, 40 mpg highway when combined with 31 mpg fuel economy. With the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, it can do a bit better as it can sip down fuel at a rate of 31 mpg city, 42 mpg highway with a combined 35 mpg.
When it comes to the LX model, its interiors feel somewhat… cheap, even though you would consider Honda’s promise of premium-grade feel for entry-level prices. However, this is not the case with the Touring model as its interiors do live up to the hype.
As per Honda, their 2016 Civic sedan is their safest to date. This is all thanks to its use of high-strength steel with specially engineered crumple zones. What does this mean? It means that this Civic model is both durable and capable of safely crumbling upon strong impacts. Thus, even in the case of accidents, the driver, and the vehicle’s passengers, stays safe. Well, at least this is what Honda says about their new model.
For the drive, the 2016 Honda Civic is a smooth experience as it delivers linear acceleration. The company chose to use an electric dual-pinion rack with a variable steering ratio. This is to allow the car to have a more “road” feel. However, there are times when the brake pedal does feel a little spongy. But other than that, this new Civic model is a great ride to own.